Tracy Reese Rushing to Get Michelle Obama's DNC Dress in Stores

Designer Tracy Reese was to Today this morning, talking about how thrilled she was to find out that Michelle Obama had chosen to wear her dress at the DNC on Tuesday night. "We were warned there was a possibility, but they weren't sure until the last minute," Reese told Natalie Morales. "We were all crowded around and… » 9/06/12 5:40pm 9/06/12 5:40pm

Tracy Reese's Show Has Been Living In Its Uptown World

Tracy Reese designs clothes that are feminine, fun and — fashion word! — wearable. This collection was no exception, a combo of ladylike and boho whose palette, according to the designer's statement, was made up of "a shot of metallic, antique copper and silver, or a vibrant pop of raspberry, aqua or amber...breathing… » 2/15/11 3:45pm 2/15/11 3:45pm

Michelle Obama In Vogue: What Should She Wear?

The rumors are flying that Michelle Obama will grace the cover » 11/14/08 2:00pm 11/14/08 2:00pm of the March 2009 issue of . What sort of ensemble will editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (and, presumably, Barack Obama supporter and editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley) choose for the First Lady? Good question. They'll certainly have to choose an American…

Some Designers Still Don't Feel Like Using Black Models

New York Fashion Week may be over, but a few media outlets have kept an eye on how many black models walked in the shows, much like we did last season » 9/15/08 12:30pm 9/15/08 12:30pm. Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, sent a letter to designers, urging them to seek diversity when casting models. Reuters

This Weekend I Weathered A Fashion Hurricane For Rosa, Patricia & Reese

Saturday, as I headed to the Tent at Bryant Park for the Rosa Cha (Brazilian swimwear) show, kept looking up at the sky. Hurricane Hanna was due in New York — Fashion Week be damned! — and I was worried that my pink open-toed sandals were a bad idea. It was fairly sunny when I left my apartment, overcast when I got to… » 9/08/08 2:00pm 9/08/08 2:00pm

Will Diversity Be In Style During Fashion Week?

Fashion week kicks off tomorrow, and one thing we'll have our eye on is how many models of color make it on to the runways. New York's Daily News » 9/04/08 1:00pm 9/04/08 1:00pm is also wondering if the media attention on the lack of diversity will make an impact on this season's shows. Reporter Patrick Huguenin several designers, and some seem…

Fashion Week Runways Were Almost A Total Whitewash

When New York Fashion Week kicked off, we swore to monitor the diversity — or the lack of — on the runways. CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg sent a letter to designers, model agencies and casting directors last month, encouraging them to create shows "that are truly multicultural." Well, the NY Daily News reports… » 2/11/08 12:00pm 2/11/08 12:00pm